The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared a one week free train services across the country.

Nigerians can enjoy the free services from Friday December 24 when the declaration was made, till January 4, 2022.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Mahmood Yakub said the free service covers all the standard gauge and narrow gauge services of the NRC across its network and this include the Abuja-Kaduna train service, Lagos-Ibadan train service, Warri-Itakpe, Kano-Lagos; Minna-Kaduna and Aba-Port Harcourt.

NRC Managing Director, Engr. Fidet Okhiria disclosed that the decision was taken to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.

Okhiria said;

“The decision which was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, is to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.

“This is to help ease the cost of transportation and enable citizens move easily enjoy the festive period.

“Passengers are, however, advised to ensure they obtain their tickets from appropriate quarters at no cost, to enable them gain access and enter the trains.

“All passengers are also enjoined to observe and obey COVID-19 rules by wearing of face mask, washing and sanitising of hands.”

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